Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary’s upcoming all-star film adaptation of Dune has received another behind-the-scenes featurette, which highlights Paul and Chani, portrayed by Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya. The new Dune featurette features interviews from director Denis Villeneuve as he talks about Paul’s visions and Chani’s role in Paul’s destiny. Both Chalamet and Zendaya also went on to express how much they’ve loved working together and how the project led to their friendship.
The film is currently slated to arrive in theaters and on HBO Max on October 22. Its theatrical release will pit it against Wes Anderson’s long-delayed The French Dispatch film, which will also feature Chalamet in a star-studded ensemble.
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Based on Frank Herbert’s 1965 novel, Dune will feature a star-studded cast including Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Stellan Skarsgård, Dave Bautista, Stephen McKinley Henderson, Zendaya, Chang Chen, Sharon Duncan-Brewster, with Charlotte Rampling, Jason Momoa, and Javier Bardem.
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“A mythic and emotionally charged hero’s journey, the movie tells the story of Paul Atreides, a brilliant and gifted young man born into a great destiny beyond his understanding, who must travel to the most dangerous planet in the universe to ensure the future of his family and his people,” reads the synopsis. “As malevolent forces explode into conflict over the planet’s exclusive supply of the most precious resource in existence — a commodity capable of unlocking humanity’s greatest potential — only those who can conquer their fear will survive.”
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Dune is directed and executive produced by Denis Villeneuve from a screenplay he co-wrote with Jon Spaihts and Eric Roth. It is produced by Cale Boyter, Joe Caracciolo Jr., and Mary Parent. Oscar-winning and multiple Oscar-nominated composer Hans Zimmer (Blade Runner 2049) is creating the score.